Reddit Bans Influential Pro-Trump Subreddit, Citing Repeated Policy Violations

Reddit Bans Influential Pro-Trump Subreddit, Citing Repeated Policy Violations


Reddit banned a subreddit devoted to President Donald Trump Monday, citing what the company said was the influential subreddit’s repeated policy violations.

More than 790,0000 Reddit accounts used the subreddit, called “The_Donald,” to post memes and viral videos expressing support for the president. A Reddit executive told reporters that the group’s decision to allow people to target and harass other people prompted the ban.

“Reddit is a place for community and belonging, not for attacking people,” Steve Huffman, the company’s chief executive, said in a call with reporters Monday, according to a New York Times. “‘The_Donald’ has been in violation of that.”

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“We’ve given them many opportunities to be successful,” Huffman added. “The message is clear that they have no intention of working with us.”

Reddit restricted the pro-Trump forum in 2019, citing months of “rule-breaking behavior” and language supposedly inciting violence. (RELATED: Reddit ‘Quarantined’ Biggest Pro-Trump Forum)

Milan, Italy - August 10, 2017: Donald Trump's twitter website page. [Casimiro PT/Shutterstock]

Milan, Italy – August 10, 2017: Donald Trump’s twitter website page. [Casimiro PT/Shutterstock]

The social media platform also nixed 2,000 other communities, including a left-wing podcasting group boasting about

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